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|This is the discussion page for Martin Walker's presentation at Wikimania 2006, Wikipedia 1.0: Offline releases of the English language Wikipedia. Please join the discussion below!|
Several questions. Will the offline (hardcopy) version offer the ability to easily update (and revert back to previous version)? Will the offline version just be a collection of regular html files or actual software (independent of platform, i.e., whether the user has php configured to run with a web server properly)? Also, will users be able to download the "offline version" for free for offline viewing? Yosofun 01:02, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
- It won't be "updatable" in early releases. If these releases sell well, then it may give people the impetus to develop versions that could be updated, the same way they can update their version of Windows. Such things have been talked about, but we don't have the technology yet, as far as I'm aware.
- It will be html format, almost certainly, and independent of platform. We will probably use the same format as the SOS Children's CD.
- Yes, it will be available free to download, just like the SOS CD, as both a ZIP file and a Torrent. Someone else has created a mobile phone version of the SOS CD, too, I expect that will happen with us too. Walkerma 03:36, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
- I can probably help implement the update feature to enable that technology. Yosofun 20:51, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
- Great! Thanks! Hopefully we can remain in touch after the conference. Walkerma 13:15, 6 August 2006 (UTC)